Lily Allen’s Brother Replaces Daniel Radcliffe In Equus

I’m sure Alfie Owen-Allen, brother of Lily Allen and son of Robin Hood‘s Keith Allen, is a fine actor. He has thirteen credits on IMDB after all. But we’re going from this (see above) to this (see link). I feel a Valerie Cherish/Aunt Sassy moment coming on, y’all…

In other news:

  • Naomi Campbell‘s trademark anger was unleashed when she was barred from a British Airways flight. Yeah, that whole “fashionably late” thing doesn’t fly with airlines.(Mirror)
  • 86-year-old Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has suffered from a heart ailment for the past 15 years, according to The Sun.
  • Jordan hawks her wares…and has some products to sell, too.(The Sun)
  • X-Factor host Dermot O’Leary puffs his chest out and dares the show’s judges to tussle with him. “Step out of line, and I’ll give as good as I get.” Well, he admits he’s a little frightened of Sharon Osbourne: “Sharon’s a lady but you would never, ever mess with her. If she respects you and likes you then she’s a wonderful, adorable woman, but don’t dare cross her.”(The Sun)
  • Helen Mirren‘s “brave” admission earlier this week has compelled The Daily Mail to explore tokophobia, the fear of giving birth.
  • Clive Owen, in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, says he’s not bitter at all about losing 007 to Daniel Craig. “I never really look at life and worry about missed opportunities,” he says. “As I get older, I’ve been having a better and better time. I’m having the best time of my life at the moment, so I’m not at all afraid about things I missed or of getting older. Basically, things opened up for me later on in my life.”
  • Withnail & I stars Richard E. Grant and Paul McCann reunite for a young director’s short film, which you can download from The Times.
  • Bad news: Joanna Lumley won’t be in the next season of Clatterford. Good news: Lumley and Jennifer Saunders may do another one-off Absolutely Fabulous special.(The Stage)
  • Look who bought the Cortina from Life On Mars! I didn’t know Axl Rose was a fan of the show!(The Sun)
  • A possible spoiler about Kylie Minogue‘s Doctor Who appearance.(The Sun)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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